Sunday Social Ride – Gisborne – 26th July 2015
12 riders assembled on a very bleak morning for today’s ride with 2 first time riders ( Lyn & John) who could not have picked a worse day for their introduction into riding with the club. Cold, very windy and the threat of rain. Because of the conditions on Mt Macedon (Fogged in and Possible icy roads) the long ride was varied to exclude climbing over the Mount.
7 riders elected to ride the amended longer ride but as the first portion of the ride was extremely tough into the wind all elected to ride the shorter route up Waterfalls Road and back instead. Ross O & Ken S accompanied the two newer riders to ensure they were OK. There was a slight sprinkling of rain heading towards Nursery Road which had any riders stopping to put on rain jackets if they did not start the ride wearing them, however by the time the riders had regrouped at the corner of Nursery Road the threat of rain had disappeared and the rest of the ride was held in cold but ideal conditions, sunshine and with a tail wind back to Gisborne.
At the end of the ride the coffee shop was most welcome and warm.